Two thirds of people surveyed by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery were somewhat to extremely bothered by the appearance of a double chin. Chin definition is a key feature of facial beauty, so it is no surprise that individuals in Toronto are interested in augmenting their chin. According to the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons, chin augmentation rates have risen 71% since 2010. The chin and jawline define the neck and frame the entire face. Known in medical speak as ‘submental fullness’, this common complaint is also stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise.
How does a double chin form?
There is no single factor to blame for a heavier profile. Submental fullness can affect men and women, and can have a variety of causes. With weight gain, the excess fat under the chin may become more noticeable. As we age our metabolism slows down and hormonal changes occur that can alter how fat is distributed. Genes play a role in the development of extra fat under the jawbone, you can be young and fit and still have the under-the-chin fullness.
At Dermatology on Bloor, we offer two solutions to the common concern of a double chin. Your dermatologist will customize the treatment to you specifically, considering your medical history, your comfort level, lifestyle and budget. Depending on the severity of your individual concern, a combination of therapies may be recommended.